Within the electronics industry and electronic manufacturing, resistors serve as one of the most common parts of a circuit. As a passive electrical component, a resistor provides electrical resistance in order to mitigate current flow, divide voltages, change signal levels, and more. Due to their ability to control current and protect components, resistors can serve a variety of applications for electronics. As the oldest form of resistor, the wire wound resistor in particular is one that has served many applications reliably over the years. Though simplistic in its nature and construction, the wire wound resistor is utilized for a multitude of high power circuits, ranging in application from current sensing to space & defense products.